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Not a flu shot fan? Here's a vaccine patch you give yourself

Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.

By February 27, 2014

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Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you

Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.

By January 25, 2014

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Apps to track the flu

It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.

By January 16, 2014

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Text messages boost flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.

By January 10, 2014

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Flu predictions get more accurate

Google's annual Flu Trends metric was wildly off last year. But scientists were able to leverage the company's data to design a far more successful system.

By December 3, 2013

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Introducing a flu vaccine you give yourself

Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.

By September 4, 2013

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Avoid Oklahoma! Social-media map warns of flu hotspots

Track the germy spread of influenza with a social-media map of tweets and videos complaining of symptoms and outbreaks.

By January 22, 2013

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New flu detection test can be carried in a first aid kit

A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.

By June 13, 2012

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Text messages prompting people to get their flu shot

The overall flu vaccination rate remains low, but researchers say reminders by text will soon become the norm.

By April 24, 2012

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Microfluidic chip to quickly diagnose the flu

Researchers miniaturize a more expensive diagnostic test into a single-use microfluidic chip roughly the size of a miscroscope slide.

By March 29, 2012